THE FOUNDERS of BAFTA Award-winning studio Romero Games will be headline speakers at Interactive Futures 2020.
John and Brenda Romero will attend the second expo at Leamington’s Spa Centre on January 31 and February 1 showcasing the Leamington Games Hub.
The event will highlight the region’s heritage within the UK video games industry, its talent and creativity, the unrivalled community of indie and major studios, and career opportunities – both for students and for those already working in games and beyond.
John and Brenda will share their experiences of operating a studio in Ireland’s Galway City games hub and how that can be applied to studios operating in Leamington.
They will also offer delegates practical advice and insights into technology, production, finance, talent, local government support and the reasons why tech hubs are vital to the games industry.
John’s work spans over 130 games, 108 of which have been published commercially. He is the “father of first-person shooters” having led the design and contributed to the programming and audio design of the iconic and genre-defining games Doom, Quake, Heretic and Hexen. John has co-founded eight successful game companies, including id Software.
Brenda is a game designer and artist who entered the video game industry in 1981. As a designer, she has worked on 47 games and contributed to many seminal titles, including the Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series and titles in the Ghost Recon, Dungeons & Dragons and Def Jam franchises.
Interactive Futures is being funded by Warwickshire County Council, Warwick District Council, the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP), with the support of local industry.
Visit interactive-futures.com/tickets-2020 for tickets and further information.
Brenda and John Romero will be headline speakers at Interactive Futures in Leamington.